Viviane Otsubo Kwon has more than 17 years of experience in environmental legal matters, especially involving contamination, licensing, climate change, solid waste and environmental assets (forest, water and biodiversity) in connection with traditional communities and indigenous people protocols.
For more than a decade, Viviane has been directly involved in fostering the environmental asset markets in Brazil. Viviane reviewed the Portuguese version of ‘CBB Standards: Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance – Project Design Standards’. She was instrumental in the landmark legal opinion of the first carbon credit project (REDD+) of the Brazilian Suruí Indigenous People. She holds an LLB degree from Universidade de São Paulo. Viviane was awarded a scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology of Japan from 2004 to 2008. She was a researcher at the School of Law, Kyushu University (Japan) on market-based mechanisms for environmental matters from 2004 to 2006. Viviane holds a master’s degree from the School of Law, Kyushu University (Japan) and post-graduation degree on technical and legal aspects of environmental compliance from CETESB (São Paulo Environmental Agency) Superior School from 2016 to 2018.
She is a member of the Brazil-Japan Comparative Law Institute and of the Working Group on Green Bonds, Green Finance and Financial Instruments for Social Impact Investment of the Laboratory for Finance Innovation, a project sponsored by the Securities Commission in Brazil, Inter-American Development Bank and Brazilian Association of Finance Institutions for Development.